THE BROKENHEARTED

Official studio version


Well darling, oh won't you come a little closer
I promise pretty darling, I didn't know what I was saying
And now I'm praying that you won't say it's over
Come here pretty baby and rest your head upon my shoulder
Just one kiss and we started
Now don't leave me to the brokenhearted, the brokenhearted, the brokenhearted
And tell me that you need me

Well now baby, the lonely nights keep growing longer
And my love for you just keeps growing stronger
Like a wheel of chance so endlessly turning
My fate lay in your hands, my heart forever burning
In a sweet fire your kiss started
Now don't leave me to the brokenhearted, the brokenhearted, the brokenhearted
And tell me that you love me
Tell me that you want me, girl

The cruel mistakes I've made, the hard price that I've paid
For the good times and for laughter
Girl, I should've known for the indifference that I've shown
I'd pay forever after

And darling, now all I'm trying to say is passion
And love, they have a way of slipping into blackness
Uncared for of slipping away
The deck is cut, the cards turned, the hand is played
And all we ever hope for burns to ashes and drifts away
Now don't let our love slip into this darkness
Don't leave me to the brokenhearted, the brokenhearted, the brokenhearted
And tell me that you love me
Tell me that you need me
Tell me that you love me
Tell me that you want me
Tell me that you need me
Tell me that you want me
Tell me that you love me
Yeah tell me that you love me
Tell me that you love me
Tell me that you want me
And come on now daring
Say it right now baby
Say it right now darling
Tell me that you love me
[fades out]


Info

THE BROKENHEARTED is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 2010 compilation album The Promise. The above lyrics are for that officially released studio version of THE BROKENHEARTED as released on The Promise.

The previously unreleased song premiered on 15 Oct 2010 on "Live from the E Street Nation", a program hosted by Dave Marsh and airing on Sirius XM's E Street Radio channel.

Recording

The 22 tracks found on The Promise are "from the 'Darkness' recording sessions" as stated on the press release, but THE BROKENHEARTED was dubbed (and some parts probably re-recorded) prior to the release of the album, in summer 2010. The track features a newly recorded horn section: Barry Danielian on trumpet, Stan Harrison on tenor sax, Dan Levine on trombone, Ed Manion on baritone sax, and Curt Ramm on trumpet.

The Promise

The Promise is a Bruce Springsteen album that was released on 16 Nov 2010 as part of The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set, and separately as a 2-CD set. The album was also issued on a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise
Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise

The Promise is a collection of 22 previously-unreleased songs from the Darkness On The Edge Of Town recording sessions. Depending on their level of completion back in 1977-1978, some were only remastered, some were overdubbed with 2010 vocals or music, and some were completely re-recorded in 2010. The album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

Disc 1 (2-CD format):

  1. RACING IN THE STREET ('78)
  2. GOTTA GET THAT FEELING
  3. OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
  4. SOMEDAY (WE'LL BE TOGETHER)
  5. ONE WAY STREET
  6. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  7. WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET
  8. THE BROKENHEARTED
  9. RENDEZVOUS
  10. CANDY'S BOY

Disc 2 (2-CD format):

  1. SAVE MY LOVE
  2. AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU
  3. FIRE
  4. SPANISH EYES
  5. IT'S A SHAME
  6. COME ON (LET'S GO TONIGHT)
  7. TALK TO ME
  8. THE LITTLE THINGS (MY BABY DOES)
  9. BREAKAWAY
  10. THE PROMISE
  11. CITY OF NIGHT - THE WAY

Notes:

Live History

In preparation for the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour, THE BROKENHEARTED was practiced on 19 May 1978 at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ, during the only known/confirmed private rehearsal prior to the tour's start. That was the only appearance of the song prior to its release on The Promise in 2010. See the live 19 May 1978 version for more details.

THE BROKENHEARTED was performed off-tour on 07 Dec 2010 at Carousel House in Asbury Park, NJ, during the taping of the "Songs From The Promise" webcast. The song was played twice and featured The Miami Horns.

  1. 07 Dec 2010 at Carousel House, Asbury Park, NJ

Covers

As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's THE BROKENHEARTED.

Credits

Thanks Tom-Joad (at Greasy Lake), J (at Greasy Lake), and Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Request

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Available Versions

List of available versions of THE BROKENHEARTED on this website:

THE BROKENHEARTED [Official studio version]
THE BROKENHEARTED [Live 19 May 1978 version]

Page last updated: 29 May 2011